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Fort Nelson Heritage Museum

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Address: Fort Nelson, British Columbia V0C 1R0, Canada
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+1 250-774-3536
10:00 - 19:00
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The Fort Nelson Heritage Museum is situated just West of the historic Mile...

The Fort Nelson Heritage Museum is situated just West of the historic Mile 300 milepost on the World Famous Alaska Highway. The museum is located in Fort Nelson, BC, Canada and is operated by the Fort Nelson Historical Society. Fort Nelson is the gateway to the Northern Rocky Mountains and the Muskwa-Kechika Management Area.

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This little museum is a must for all travelers and worth the stop, it was put together by a local pioneer. It is not fancy , but very good and typical of the area

Reviewed 10 April 2017
Daniel B
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Yuma, Arizona
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146 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Must say it was ok but not unique in anyway. There are old things from this area and it would take longer than I was willing to spend to explore it all for sure. This area is very dependent on Alaska for a large part of their income. There are many many museums on this road. If you pick a... More 

Thank Chuck B
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

This little museum is a must for all travelers and worth the stop, it was put together by a local pioneer. It is not fancy , but very good and typical of the area

Thank Daniel B
Whitecourt, Canada
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33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016

Thee Best private collection i have ever seen , it was raining the day we stopped..so only stayed a hour. hope to stay overnight next yr at campgound next to the museum and have better look.

Thank KenV48
Cape Town
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251 reviews
173 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

this collection of memorabilia is curated by Marl to whome most of the vintage vehicles belong. We were lucky enough to find him on site and had a personal tour of all the beautiful vehicles most in which were in perfect running order. thereafter we wandered around the rest of the site where many of the original town buildings had... More 

Thank cleopatraCapeTown
Seeleys Bay
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 October 2016

This place is crowded with all kinds of interesting things to see. A guided tour comes with your admission. The old guy that started it is still there and he is a very interesting chap, talk to him if you get the chance. Most of the cars there he owned and drove himself. Including his first car a model T... More 

Thank Howard L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We had a chance to explore the Fort Nelson Heritage Museum. We were told that this was one of the best museums in Alberta - we totally agree!! It is a historical museum run by a gentle old soul who has put his life and love into building it up over the years!! It is a definite must for anyone... More 

Thank Rita M
Niagara Falls, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Some say clutter, I say you simply need to spend the time to find the treasures. I loved visiting this little museum and getting to learn about the Alaska Highway and chat with locals about the area's history. Trying out the bannock was also a yummy highlight!

Thank mommamac55
Alberta, Canada
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

I am not sure if I have ever seen such a vast collection of museum items. You could literally spend an entire day here. Lots of fun for those who love museums

Thank Carla G
Fort Nelson
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4 reviews
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Thew Fort Nelson Museum is a fantastic place to learn about the lifestyle in the community and the building of the Alaska Highway. Tons of displays indoors and out that tell the story of the lives of the many who lived, worked and loved the town. Very easy to ell that the curator, Marl Brown, loves what he does. If... More 

Thank Tracy P
McKinleyville, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

We happened to stay at the RV park next to this place and the owners recommended we pay the museum a visit. Are we glad we did! The grounds are covered with the most fascinating collection of... well, stuff! Amazing collection of cars in the large building, some more out back in the car/truck graveyard, homes and church that were... More 

Thank Mary V

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